Heading northwest from Mackay is the Eungella National Park region which is renowned for having the largest and oldest continuous stretch of sub-tropical rainforests in Australia.
It is also home to the shy platypus that can be found at some of the running creeks in the area. Being a nature lovers’ paradise, people gather here to catch a sighting of many species of native birds and plants. With spectacular scenery on all sides, the Eungella National Park has views of the Whitsunday Coast to the Pioneer Valley.
Eungella Dam is an adventurer’s dream, being stocked with Barramundi, Sooty Grunter, Sleepy Cod and Saratoga. Many Trophy fish are regularly caught from this system and people travel far and wide to catch a 1 metre plus Barramundi.
The dam is unrestricted to boating and although no ramp is provided there are access areas to launch from the bank.
Camping is a popular pastime throughout the national park in designated area including at the dam and there are plenty of areas to swim and relax.
Some camp areas are more equipped than others so referring to our camp guide will inform you of the facilities for each site. Camping permits are required and can be obtained by using the link in our camping section.